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Pointe de Lapaz

Pointe de LapazLots of up, a ridge traverse and a huge, mostly runnable downhill with views of everything→ 18km↑ ~1400mΔ 2313M ♦ MediumΘ CCWJust south of Chamonix is Les Gaillands, a small lake and what may be the world’s busiest climbing crag. We start at the parking lot, which is reachable by bus, train or in 15 minutes on foot from …

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Chamonix Grand Balcon Nord

Chamonix Grand Balcon NordAccessed right from town, this is the Chamonix classic that lets you get up and close to the Aiguilles.→ 18km↑ 1400mΔ 2200M ♦ MediumΘ CWChamonix’s two Grand Balcons are the classic playgrounds for runners and hikers. The names are confusing as the Nord is actually on the south side of the valley, but as it faces north, it …